Geelong is Business. Business is Geelong.

Geelong has a thriving business community. At LBW Business + Wealth Advisors we believe there are lots of exciting opportunities for businesses in Geelong.

We love being involved in the evolving and innovative business landscape that is shaping Geelong alongside our business advisory clients and through our long relationship with the Geelong Chamber of Commerce, and the Geelong Business Excellence Awards (GBEA)

The Geelong Business Excellence Awards celebrate Geelong businesses and recognise those organisations that have excelled in the Geelong region.  The process also provides businesses with a fabulous opportunity to look to and plan for the future.  

LBW Business + Wealth Advisors have been a part of the Geelong Business Excellence Awards for 12 years. LBW Principal, Simon Flowers, has been a judge for 12 years and Chair of the judging panel for the last 6 while LBW Principal Nick Klein has been a Chamber Board member for the last 3 years. 

This year we are excited to be a major sponsor and to be able to answer all your questions about the GBEA.

Why are LBW involved in the Geelong Business Excellence Awards? 

At LBW Business + Wealth Advisors, we are proud to be a part of identifying and supporting growing businesses in Geelong.  

We love supporting and celebrating Geelong businesses that are doing great things and aspiring to be even greater.  

As leading Geelong business advisors, we recognise within a growing business, it is hard to take the time to look inwards and focus on the business. The awards give businesses this opportunity to focus on themselves. Through the process businesses gain the benefit of feedback and direction to enable them to take their business to the next stage.  

We are excited to be a part of growing Geelong, to be recognised as a clever and creative regional city.  

Who should apply for the Geelong Business Excellence Awards? 

Simply put, Geelong businesses that are achieving great things. There are a number of different awards for different categories:  

  • Business of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year 
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Home-based and Micro Business
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Industry
  • Best First Year Entry
  • Sustainable Business
  • Safe and Healthy Business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Customer Service
  • Digital Engagement
  • Emerging Business – Under 3 years
  • Health and Well being Promoting Workplace
  • Inclusive & Accessible Business
  • Innovation, Research & Development
  • Medium to Large Business or Division/Department of a business – 21+ Employees/FTE (full time equivalent)
  • Regional Business
  • Retail Business
  • Small Business or Division/Department of a business – 4 to 20 Employees/FTE (full time equivalent)
  • Tourism & Hospitality

For a full list of who can enter, click here.  

What award does LBW sponsor? 

LBW is proud to Sponsor the Business of the Year award. This is the most prestigious award and is selected from the winners of the other categories. The Business of the Year award is a great business celebration and a representation of Geelong’s thriving business community and success.  

Who should apply for Geelong Business of the Year? 

When you apply for any category in the Geelong Business Awards, you also apply automatically for the Geelong Business of the Year Award. The winner is chosen from Geelong’s best and brightest – the winners of each category.  

How do you apply for Geelong Business Excellence Awards?  

To submit an entry for the Geelong Business Excellence Awards you can: 

  • Submit your entry on behalf of your business 
  • Submit your Individual entry
  • Or nominate an individual

To apply, go here: https://www.gbea.com.au/enter/submit-entry/submit-your-entry

Looking for more information?

LBW is excited to be a part of the 2020 Geelong Business Excellence Awards and hope to see you enter.  

If you have more questions, we would love to hear them. To contact GBEA click here.  

Good luck with your entry, we hope to see you at the Awards ceremony.  

GBEA Team LBW